Police investigate 'unexplained' death in Liverpool street

City Road, Walton Image copyright Google
Image caption Officers are working to identify the dead man who was in his 40s

The body of an unidentified man has been discovered in a Liverpool street, prompting a police investigation.

Officers who were alerted by a passer-by cordoned off City Road in Walton after the discovery was made at about 05:00 BST.

The victim, believed to be aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead by paramedics.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said his death is being treated as unexplained and they are working to identify him.

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